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Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004



Fun Shoe

nate fisher posted:



Any other modern bands that would scratch that same itch? I would love to find another Bluegrass band like the Hackensaw Boys.



Check out The Wailin Jennys (also Ruth Moody's solo album), Crooked Still and Chatham County Line

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Blast Fantasto
Sep 17, 2007

USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


nate fisher posted:



Shooter Jennings and Hank III - I love the hell out of both of them, and while I've seen Shooter live I still need to catch Hank's live show.



If you like Hank III, make sure you check out Wayne Hancock. Wayne laid down a lot of the foundation of Hank III's country sound, fusing classic Hank Williams with modern production. Thunderstorms & Neon Signs is probably his best, but I love Tulsa too.

EDIT: Oh, and if you like Steve Earle you owe it to yourself to listen to Townes van Zandt. Live at the Old Quarter is, for my money, the best country/folk/whatever album of all time.

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crikster
Jul 13, 2012

start today

The Handsome Family is a pretty reputable husband and wife duo... but they sound like 50s pulp western tv theme songs. I can imagine a Handsome Family song playing as the credits to Bat Masterson or whatever rolls by. Brilliant lyrics though, the wife is a legitimate poetical master mind.

edit: Speaking of Hank 3, his backing band on tour used to be Those Poor Bastards. This is the group that started me into the gothic side of country for the first time. It's very Marilyn Manson type vocals with a zombie cowboy rhythm. It's the type of music I imagine the Undertaker from the WWF would be interested in. Satan Is Watching might be a good one to start with, but all their albums are a similar style.

crikster fucked around with this message at Apr 17, 2014 around 17:57

nate fisher
Mar 3, 2004

We've Got To Go Back


Thanks for the response, and sorry for my half drunk post from iPhone last night (I am surprised it made sense). I spent the day at work listening to all these bands. Really enjoyed Crooked Still, Wayne Hancock, and Those Poor Bastards.

Bonzo posted:

Check out The Wailin Jennys (also Ruth Moody's solo album), Crooked Still and Chatham County Line

Yes I do dig the Walin Jennys, and I have heard of Chatham County Line, but I Crooked Still is new to me. Thanks.

Blast Fantasto posted:

If you like Hank III, make sure you check out Wayne Hancock. Wayne laid down a lot of the foundation of Hank III's country sound, fusing classic Hank Williams with modern production. Thunderstorms & Neon Signs is probably his best, but I love Tulsa too.

EDIT: Oh, and if you like Steve Earle you owe it to yourself to listen to Townes van Zandt. Live at the Old Quarter is, for my money, the best country/folk/whatever album of all time.

Of course as a Steve Earle fan I know all about Townes van Zandt. I was just listening to Lungs right before I read this.

crikster posted:

The Handsome Family...

I discovered them while watching True Detective. I love the lyrics, but music doesn't always hit home with me.

crikster posted:

edit: Speaking of Hank 3, his backing band on tour used to be Those Poor Bastards...

I really liked this, and would be something perfect to listen to around Halloween. I went through several of their albums today. You mention Gothic country, any others worth trying? I like music very evil sometimes.

Also anyone else doing the white trash country thing like Hank III that is worth listening to?

Let me give a couple of suggestions.

The Hackensaw Boys if anyone is in the mood for good string band music. I think over the years they have had over 20 different members (one of the founding members was Tom Peloso of Modest Mouse), and they changed half the band since I last saw them in December. Great live shows, and worth seeing as long as Ferd is still in the group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6xOyaBHYeY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzP8NAt2yZ4

Former OCMS member Willie Watson (might of been my favorite member). His debut album is coming out May 6th, but here he playing in Bristol, TN/VA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohhmJGDVrxA

Also let me give a shout-out to banjo/keyboard player David Moore. He is the headbanging banjo player in Langhorne Slim and the Law, and while not the best banjo player, he is fun as hell to watch on stage. He has some great side projects up on Band Camp. Here is one of his side projects The Piledrivers (funny song that Birdcloud would be proud of).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAaDnIMIJn8

My favorite picture of David Moore. Even years later you can still see the bloodstains on his banjo.

nate fisher fucked around with this message at Apr 17, 2014 around 19:47

consumed by normies
Mar 5, 2014


Democratic Pirate posted:

I've recently gotten into Corb Lund and Jason Isbell through Spotify and need to get into more of that type of music. I live in Texas so I should know more countryish stuff than I do.

Spotify recommended John Fullbright the other day and I'm digging the stuff on his profile.

Oh also Randy Rogers because I had a great time while I was hammered at a festival he played last weekend and he looks like my Grandpa minus a few decades.

Some other Texas-y songwriter guys right now you'd probably like;

Hayes Carll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey5WiXgvL-0

Old 97s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yykhJgAqTBI

Robert Ellis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAiqYTyRic0

Todd Snider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjRfGN0yvFI

Slaid Cleaves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8koS9tHo2i4

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Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


crikster posted:

The Handsome Family is a pretty reputable husband and wife duo... but they sound like 50s pulp western tv theme songs. I can imagine a Handsome Family song playing as the credits to Bat Masterson or whatever rolls by. Brilliant lyrics though, the wife is a legitimate poetical master mind.


Thanks for this! Like a lot of other people, I just discovered the Handsome Family from their gorgeous song in the True Detective opening titles, and I was just coming into this thread to ask if all their stuff was as good as "Far From Any Road." People who know my musical taste (namely my wife and my brother) listened to it once and said it was my perfect style of music (as a fan of Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, and Morricone/Tarantino twang).

Do they have any specific albums I should seek out?

Big Bad Voodoo Lou fucked around with this message at Apr 18, 2014 around 18:09

violent sex idiot
Mar 24, 2007

O Muhammad, I seek your intercession with my Lord for the return of my eyesight


Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:


Do they have any specific albums I should seek out?

Last Days of Wonder

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


crikster posted:

edit: Speaking of Hank 3, his backing band on tour used to be Those Poor Bastards. This is the group that started me into the gothic side of country for the first time. It's very Marilyn Manson type vocals with a zombie cowboy rhythm. It's the type of music I imagine the Undertaker from the WWF would be interested in. Satan Is Watching might be a good one to start with, but all their albums are a similar style.

You would love Ghoultown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-7g1oIyQag

kenny powerzzz
Jan 20, 2010


If you guys like Waylon Jennings you need to check out Whitey Morgan and the 78's. If they both debuted at the same time either one could have been bigger than the other.
http://youtu.be/1ZpJti-hj0U

sick of Applebees
Nov 7, 2008


Some of my favourite artists are ones that I've backed on Kickstarter. So we've got:

Caitlin Jemma
- reminds me of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan at times, last I heard she was slowly working on her third album which I can't wait to hear.
Highway 395 Revisited - from her second album "Lick them Wounds" on her Bandcamp page
Weeds - from her first album "Home Means the Hills"

Maria Quiles and Rory Cloud
- more of a laid back folky type music - these guys have just successfully Kickstartered(?) a new studio album so I'm looking forward to hearing how that turns out!
All My Trouble Gone - from their YouTube page
Long Time Coming from their YouTube again

The Emilees
- these ladies have really great lyrics, and their music is more contemplative
Wish You Well The Vimeo that got me to support them
In the Valley of Enna from YouTube - this song gives me goosebumps when I hear it from their ep.

The Locust Honey String Band
- a three piece playing a more traditional style with close harmonies
Trouble in Mind from a members YouTube page, it doesn't appear on their album
You can find some more samples here - I'd recommend "He Ain't No Good"

Marah in the Mainsail
- I backed these guys even though they're christian and I'm a huge internet atheist (read: fat) but their music is that good. Despite only having one EP and two singles out, their sound is very well realised and tight, and their singer has a good husky voice that hides his age well.
Devil in the Woods A wonderfully atmospheric song about being chased by the devil or something
Headsmen Another song off their debut EP.

All their band names link to either their bandcamp page or their website if you want to support them

crikster
Jul 13, 2012

start today

nate fisher posted:

I really liked this, and would be something perfect to listen to around Halloween. I went through several of their albums today. You mention Gothic country, any others worth trying? I like music very evil sometimes.

Yea, a lot of the goth country bands are on same label. Sons of Perdition are real gothy but more mellow whereas TPB are louder. Goth-Country is a real fun genre to pursue for me in part because of the heavy religious imagery. I just love the line "Put the Bible to your head and pull the trigger."



I'm not really into Ghoultown. It's too rock. I like primative stuff.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Thanks for this! Like a lot of other people, I just discovered the Handsome Family from their gorgeous song in the True Detective opening titles, and I was just coming into this thread to ask if all their stuff was as good as "Far From Any Road." People who know my musical taste (namely my wife and my brother) listened to it once and said it was my perfect style of music (as a fan of Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, and Morricone/Tarantino twang).

Do they have any specific albums I should seek out?


In the Air and Singing Bones are the two most talked about.
But wow! Handsome Family got a song as a TV show opener? They've worked so hard at it that's it's just wonderful their fans are in the tv biz and gave them a shot! They were in Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus so that's definetly a good moive and soundtrack to look for.

If you want to get real crazy, Caroliner Rainbow is the most alt country ever made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXGA3-6a80
It's in the spirit of American Primative. It's like folk in a blender. My favorite album by them is The Cooking Stove Beast. It's an acquired taste, but they first got me interested in banjo and old time music.

After the avante garde crazy stuff, the old time banjo is a good palate cleanser. My number 1 old time player is Fred Cockerham. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txhfwNA9znE
The past 10 years have been a super trendy time for the Round Peak banjo scene. Cockerham and Tommy Jarrell are the big players in the Round Peak style. Tommy Jarrell is known mainly as a fiddler. Some good docs about him by Les Blank.

crikster fucked around with this message at May 2, 2014 around 05:16

consumed by normies
Mar 5, 2014


The new Old 97's album is really good. Especially like Nashville and this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbiH_EsWMPk

Dielectric
May 3, 2010


Last Days of Wonder is a great, great album. My kids know all of the words to "After We Shot the Grizzly" because I'm a sick puppy.

Deranged M
Nov 14, 2012


nate fisher posted:


I really liked this, and would be something perfect to listen to around Halloween. I went through several of their albums today. You mention Gothic country, any others worth trying? I like music very evil sometimes.


I guess just stick to anything tpb related like Wyatt's solo stuff , Lonesome Wyatt and the holy spooks. I guess some folks like to say that King Dude has similar vibe ,dunno, I just like tpb more.

AstroZamboni
Mar 8, 2007

Smoothing the Ice on Europa since 1997!

Seeing Nickel Creek and The Secret Sisters in concert tonight. I'm so excited that I might pee.

Wait... Too late.

This'll be my third time seeing Nickel Creek. Last time was on their Farewell (for now) tour. First time was nearly 14 years ago at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Democratic Pirate
Feb 17, 2010



AstroZamboni posted:

Seeing Nickel Creek and The Secret Sisters in concert tonight. I'm so excited that I might pee.

Wait... Too late.

This'll be my third time seeing Nickel Creek. Last time was on their Farewell (for now) tour. First time was nearly 14 years ago at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Oh poo poo they're playing in Dallas in August. I should lock up a ticket now, but I don't know if that's the weekend I agreed to help my brother move in to college.

AstroZamboni
Mar 8, 2007

Smoothing the Ice on Europa since 1997!

Nickel Creek show review:

Wowee wowee wow wow holy loving poo poo goddamn. Also, this was Nickel Creek's first-ever arena show, which is cool in and of itself.

At the end, my dad (who is a veteran of more and better concerts than anyone I know) turned to me and said "If that's the last show I ever see, at least I'll have saved the best for last." I couldn't agree more.

ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

Wow, Isbell, Hood, and Cooley are reuniting for a one night show together on June 15 in Florence, AL. I REALLY hope they release a dvd, recording, or even a high quality youtube video of that.

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Happy Hippo
Aug 8, 2004

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > Batman's Shameful Secret > BSS Derailed Thread: Spider-Island


Here's the flyer:

The Walking Dad
Dec 31, 2012


Got wind of Sturgill Simpson this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5PpIH4HZ_k

Not bad at all, no sir. I grew up in the cab of a Peterbilt so any song that relates to driving a rig I pretty much have to enjoy by law.

The Walking Dad fucked around with this message at May 15, 2014 around 13:47

Poopinstein
Apr 1, 2003

Yeah you did it!

I'm so glad I found this thread! I've been on a pretty huge folk/alt-country kick for awhile and love finding new bands. I've been trolling through this thread all week and found some great new stuff in here. I'm also glad to see some Old 97's fans in here too! They've been my favorite band for a good number of years now, through the alt-country and their pop phase.

Figured I'd share a few bands I've been loving here as late, maybe spur some further recommendations.

Some of these bands I've seen in here, but maybe not these songs!

Chuck Ragan - Valentine

Dudes voice is righteous. Has some really great storytelling in his songs too.

Lydia Loveless - To Love Somebody

Discovered Lydia Loveless by finding out she'll be opening for the Old 97's here in Indianapolis. Had never heard of her, so figured I'd check it out so I was familiar for the show, turns out here newest albums "Somewhere Else" is really great. To Love Somebody stands out to me, she's got a bit of a Stevie Nicks vibe going I like to think.

Deer Tick - Ashamed

I love the story telling going on in Deer Tick. There's a bunch of albums too and it's fun to watch them experiment with their sound over time. War Elephant's my personal fave.

Audra Mae - Snake Bite

I found Audra Mae, by looking up who sang backup vocals on Chuck Ragan's Valentine on the album cut. Found her name, looked her up on spotify and was blown away! Her voice is super soulful. Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound is a good place to start.

The Tallest Man on Earth - Love is All

This guy's great. He's a great guitar player and has a great voice to go with it. Watching him play solo on Jools Holland's pretty great. He's got a lot of full shows on Youtube too. Also a really good storyteller. (Can't you tell I like storytellers?)

So, there ya go!

sudont
May 10, 2011
this program is useful for when you don't want to do something.

If you like Deer Tick and storytelling, check out Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, another (former) Providence, RI act. Joe tells a good story through his songwriting.

http://joefletchermusic.com/

sudont fucked around with this message at May 16, 2014 around 16:03

Poopinstein
Apr 1, 2003

Yeah you did it!

sudont posted:

If you like Deer Tick and storytelling, check out Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, another (former) Providence, RI act. Joe tells a good story through his songwriting.

Thanks for that, he's pretty great!

Blast Fantasto
Sep 17, 2007

USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


I've been listening to the new album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music by Sturgill Simpson. It's really great; he has this voice that's a dead ringer for Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard but with trippy, almost psychedelic lyrics.

If you like outlaw or classic country check it out, it's on spotify.

EDIT: here's a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWx6csgGkg4

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sudont
May 10, 2011
this program is useful for when you don't want to do something.

Poopinstein posted:

Thanks for that, he's pretty great!

No problem! Since I'm on the Providence trip, there's also Brown Bird: http://brownbird.net/ Dave Lamb just passed away from leukemia recently and his wife and the other half of Brown Bird, MorganEve is playing with Joe Fletcher currently. They were an amazing amazing duo and it's a huge loss to both the music world and world in general, just beautiful people.

consumed by normies
Mar 5, 2014


Blast Fantasto posted:

I've been listening to the new album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music by Sturgill Simpson. It's really great; he has this voice that's a dead ringer for Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard but with trippy, almost psychedelic lyrics.

If you like outlaw or classic country check it out, it's on spotify.

EDIT: here's a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWx6csgGkg4

This album is fantastic.

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



Don't think I've seen Lincoln Durham mentioned yet but I like him a lot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5QGl8PgUX8

A Pale Horse
Jul 29, 2007

Please ask me how much I personally have at stake every time I tell women and minorities to stop fearing for their safety and civil rights.

This thread is great! I've recently found Old Crow Medicine Show and Goddammit am I in love. I've never been a huge country fan with a few exceptions like Hank Williams Sr, Loretta Lynn and of course Johnny Cash, but listening to Old Crow its just a revelation. I guess they're more Americana and Bluegrass than traditional country but whatever they are I want more. I have a lot of listening to do now so I'll just leave this video as thanks, its pretty awesome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb2uciHpe4U

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010


I've been hooked on Hurray for the Riff Raff lately, anyone else I should be checking out?

I also have a terrible bluegrass addiction, if that helps narrow things down.

Politicalrancor
Jan 29, 2008



The Rolling Stone top 100 country songs was garbage. So surprising. Not enough Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, and only name checked Mothers from Waylon and Willie.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/p...l-time-20140601

get appropriately annoyed.

RadioactiveKid
Aug 12, 2005

Gato Rebelde

Politicalrancor posted:

The Rolling Stone top 100 country songs was garbage. So surprising. Not enough Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, and only name checked Mothers from Waylon and Willie.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/p...l-time-20140601

get appropriately annoyed.

It's Rolling Stone what do you expect

BeastOfExmoor
Aug 19, 2003
"Mr. Phillips found old Johnny Cash when he was high, high before he ever took those pills, and he's still too proud to die.."

Clicked through that Rolling Stone list for who knows what reason. It should have really been called 75 of the best country songs and 25 utterly poo poo songs from the last twenty-five years. There were a few inspired choices though like Jimmie Rodgers at #5.

There was a book called Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles that came out a few years ago. I've never read it, but someone compiled the list as an unofficial compilation and posted it online. Well worth tracking down if you can find it since it's 95% must-listen, IMHO.

theblackw0lf
Apr 14, 2003

"...creating a vision of the sort of society you want to have in miniature"

First listen for First Aid Kit's new album

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/01/31709...d-kit-stay-gold

And Willie Nelson's

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/06/31825...and-of-brothers

theblackw0lf
Apr 14, 2003

"...creating a vision of the sort of society you want to have in miniature"

How in the world has this thread gone seven pages without mentioning the amazing Patty Griffin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOxpvKuEruk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFbjE7NFmUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JcL5MnbqQ0

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KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009

Schools are exactly designed to keep dudes from becoming kings.


So Tom Hiddleston will be playing Hank Sr. in another attempt at a biopic. Maybe there can be a post-credits scene where the Avengers round up all the contemporary country artists who insist on namedropping Hank in all their songs while sounding like Bon Jovi hosed a Bass Pro Shop and like Thor just wails on Florida-Georgia Line with his hammer.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



This came on while I was drinking beer and doing dishes and it helped me get the job done. I hope it helps you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTAXYng_OWU

We can always use more Kris Kristofferson.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


KICK BAMA KICK posted:

all the contemporary country artists... sounding like Bon Jovi hosed a Bass Pro Shop

I love this, and I am going to quote you at some point. It sums up pretty much everything I hate about modern pop-country.

Politicalrancor
Jan 29, 2008



I'm sure he wouldn't do it but I'd be pissed if they didn't ask Hank III.

McMadCow
Jan 19, 2005

With our rifles and grenades and some help from God.

I've been getting into Langhorne Slim lately.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tQX4tl-Xps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDLjv4EXlgE

I went through a tough breakup a few months back, and man, no one writes mournful lyrics like he does. Felt like I got stabbed in the gut the first time I hear "I Love You But Goodbye".

Also, here's Tyler Childers singing "Rocksalt and Nails", about the most bitterest of all country love songs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reHYt1kA3zU

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ColonelJohnMatrix
Jun 24, 2006

Because all fucking hell is going to break loose

The Isbell, Cooley, and Hood reunion show from last weekend sounded freaking amazing. They sound like they never stopped playing together and it's great to hear them having a great time. Videos are on youtube but if you look around enough you can find the live stream mp3's (they are awesome quality). Checkout the killer setlist:


Tornadoes
Carl Perkins Cadillac
Decoration Day
Heathens
Eyes Like Glue
TVA
Puttin People On The Moon
Marry Me
Goddamned Lonely Love
My Sweet Annette
Women Without Whiskey
Outfit
Daddy Needs A Drink
Self Destructive Zones
Cover Me Up
The Living Bubba
Space City
Danko/Manuel
Grand Canyon
Cartoon Gold
Alabama Pines

ENCORE
Zip City
Never Gonna Change
Let There Be Rock
Keep On Smiling


EDIT - for setlist spoiler tags just in case.

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